Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using one-third of the patellar ligament, augmented by extra-articular tendon transfers.

@article{Clancy1982AnteriorCL,
  title={Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using one-third of the patellar ligament, augmented by extra-articular tendon transfers.},
  author={William G. Clancy and Dorothy A. Nelson and Bruce Reider and Rajesh G. Narechania},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1982},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={352-9}
}
Eighty patients with persistent clinical and functional instability of the knee due to anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency underwent the operation reported, in which one-third of the patellar ligament substitutes for the cruciate ligament and extraarticular tendon transfers, medial and lateral, augment the substitution. The patients were followed for a minimum of two years, and fifty returned for personal evaluation. The average follow-up was thirty-three months, with a range of two to… CONTINUE READING
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